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New Book: What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?

History of failed immigration reform looms over today's debate

By CIS on September 20, 2017

A new book offers the most comprehensive and detailed account yet of three decades of failed workplace enforcement to weaken the magnet of jobs that pull illegal immigrants to the United States.

Alabama's Sen. Strange Owns Big Part of an EB-5 Regional Center

Alabama's new and embattled senator, Luther Strange (R), who faces a tough primary election on Tuesday, September 26, owns a large chunk of an EB-5 regional center. These centers are U.S.-based and Department of Homeland Security-licensed, and play a middleman role between aliens essentially buying visas, and U.S. real estate developers who use the investments.

Owner of Rehab Facility where 8 Died in Irma also Involved with EB-5

The immigrant-investor (EB-5) program continues to attract sharpsters of all kinds, as we have noted in the past.

The most recent example is Dr. Jack Michel, the owner of the rehabilitation facility in Hollywood, Fla., where eight people died in the aftermath of Irma; died of the heat, apparently, because they were bed-ridden in a building without a backup generator.

Congress's DACA Tango Is About to Begin

The last major immigration legislation occurred in May 2005, with the passage of "The REAL ID Act", Pub. L. 109-13 (2005). It should be noted as an aside that "REAL ID" is not an acronym, and therefore it is not clear to me why it is in capital letters. Despite the fact that I drafted major portions of it as well as most of the conference report as it related to that bill, I did not get to name it. That act should provide important insight into how the DACA dance will go.

Fascinating Takeaways from California's DACA Lawsuit

Following the lead of the University of California (UC), the State of California, joined by the States of Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for DHS's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The 36-page complaint contains many interesting takeaways, few of which relate to the legal arguments therein.
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